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Mickeyflower
07-08-2011, 04:28 PM
I get this ALL THE TIME, as I'm sure all of do. Sometimes, oddly enough, it stumps me. I don't really know how to answer. Some of my responses:

"I LOVE the feeling I get every time I walk through the turn style"
"It's more than an amusement park to me. I love the atmosphere"
"DUH, because it's FUUUN"

How do you all respond to this question when you get it?

DeaverTex
07-08-2011, 05:48 PM
popcorn::

wendydarling826
07-08-2011, 05:56 PM
1) There's always something new
2) When you really love something, you don't grow tired of it.

OKW Lover
07-08-2011, 06:06 PM
Do your friends never listen to the same song again? Do they never watch the same movie again (even if its on DVD or TV)? Its the same thing. Its entertainment!

*NikkiBell*
07-08-2011, 06:15 PM
I always like a snarky response such as, "It's my vacation and I'll Disney if I want to." :rotfl:

MinnieGarden
07-08-2011, 06:27 PM
My favorite response is.... WDW is 40+ square miles so it takes a while to see everything! :thumbsup2

My most used response is I'm going for xyz.... Flower and Garden, Christmas, etc.

roomthreeseventeen
07-08-2011, 06:29 PM
runDisney puts on awesome races.

DisneyKevin
07-08-2011, 07:38 PM
A) It's none of your freaking business where I vacation.

B) Think of it as my "beach house" or my "mountain cabin by the lake".

C) Because I can. Jealous?

D)Yes, I've seen everything three times, but in certain circles, that makes me an amateur.

Take your pick!

dansyr2514
07-08-2011, 07:39 PM
A) It's none of your freaking business where I vacation.

B) Think of it as my "beach house" or my "mountain cabin by the lake".

C) Because I can. Jealous?

D)Yes, I've seen everything three times, but in certain circles, that makes me an amateur.

Take your pick!

I need to try some of those responses!:thumbsup2

djblu883
07-08-2011, 07:46 PM
1. I get to be the kid I didn't get to be as a child
2. Work is stressful so this is my way of letting the magic take me away
3. There is so much to do even after 25 times I haven't seen it all yet
4. It's a great place to go when you can't get others to go on other vacations you would like to take, so you come" home" where you know where everything is and you can be yourself and just BE!:hippie:

jcb
07-08-2011, 09:38 PM
"If you have to ask that question, you'll never get it. I'm so sorry for you."

That's what's known as a Disney superiority complex.

mommyrosa2
07-08-2011, 09:52 PM
I really hate it when people ask me...I used to try & explain...now when they ask me "haven't you seen it all?"... I just reply with a firm "NO" and walk away!

SamSam
07-08-2011, 10:05 PM
- It's no different than people who go to the same mountain cabin, or lake house every year.

-It's our escape from reality.

'It's our therapy. :)

jpeka65844
07-08-2011, 10:19 PM
- It's no different than people who go to the same mountain cabin, or lake house every year.



Amen. Lots of people here visit the Lake of the Ozarks area.

I just say "Some people go to Branson, we go to Disney World"

Mndisneygirl
07-08-2011, 10:24 PM
Here, lots of people have a cabin on the lake.


We call WDW our cabin.

We just love it, so why wouldn't we go back?
And no, we haven't seen it all...

Tinkerbella001
07-08-2011, 10:37 PM
Amen. Lots of people here visit the Lake of the Ozarks area.

I just say "Some people go to Branson, we go to Disney World"

Looove it!! I live in Springfield, and Branson is mostly a shopping destination to me ;)

I sometimes feel that I don't want these people to catch Disney fever....it might make it less crowded for me if they all go to Branson instead!! :rotfl:

Sugardimples
07-08-2011, 10:48 PM
It's the only place I know where I can escape reality.

Mickeyflower
07-09-2011, 12:16 AM
"If you have to ask that question, you'll never get it. I'm so sorry for you."

That's what's known as a Disney superiority complex.


:rotfl2: LOVE THIS ONE!!!!

Mickeyflower
07-09-2011, 12:20 AM
A) It's none of your freaking business where I vacation.

B) Think of it as my "beach house" or my "mountain cabin by the lake".

C) Because I can. Jealous?

D)Yes, I've seen everything three times, but in certain circles, that makes me an amateur.

Take your pick!


:worship: Kevin, you've got to be KING of the quips! Awesome! I'm adding these to my list!

disneyholic family
07-09-2011, 01:06 AM
i've been going to WDW every year since 1974 - sometimes multiple times a year....

so in 37 years, you can imagine the number of times this question/statement/ridicule has been tossed my way....

i used to answer, but now i don't bother....it doesn't matter what i would say, it won't make a difference....

it's sort of like with prices - "if you have to ask, you can't afford.."

in this case, if they have to ask, they're not going to understand, so why bother...

they really are just jealous.....
their ridicule is covering their envy that we enjoy something in our lives so much....and not only do we enjoy it, we enjoy it together as a family........

so i just ignore them....

corky441
07-09-2011, 08:11 AM
It's so weird that people think going to WDW multiple times is strange...
These are the same people who vacation at the same lake or park every single year for a week.
Or they spend every weekend going up and down the same body of water in their boat.
Or the find a way to go broke time and time again at a casino.
Their free time choices aren't put to a tenth of the scrutiny that my Disney vacations are.

mouskemomof2
07-09-2011, 08:33 AM
My neighbor and her family (kids ages 3,5 and 9) just came back from a 2 week vacation to Florida to visit relatives. While there, they spent two days at MK. When she came home and was telling me about her trip she told me she HATED every second of MK. She said it was a glorified Six Flags (Great Adventure, a thrill park in NJ). SERIOUSLY????? She said that she wasted $811.00 on park tix. My initial thought when she said two days was, "Wow, only 2 days? They aren't going to see half of what's available", but she couldn't wait to get outta there! To each her own I guess!

safetymom
07-09-2011, 08:33 AM
I just smile when people used to ask me that. It is my happy place. You should have heard the comments when I said I was moving to FL. But that didn't stop me.

I like to think if everyone knew how great Disney was it would be super crowded. It's ok if everyone doesn't understand Disney. :)

GaSleepingBeautyFan
07-09-2011, 12:27 PM
I don't even tell people where I'm going anymore.

When I used to tell them and would get asked why am I going again, I usually said something like because I want to and I can.

When I started going solo, I wasn't even asked questions about why. I was just told that I was weird.

I'm glad those people don't go to Disney. That means there are less people in line in front of me!

dmccarty
07-09-2011, 02:06 PM
Well.......

We have NOT seen it all. With all of MY trips I have not seen ALL of WDW. I have only been to DTD ONCE and that was on XMAS night back in the mid 80s. The night that froze out all of the citrus in Central Florida.

We only started going to DHS a few trips back and we still have much to see there.

The kids have still have a few countries to see at EPCOT. I still have not been in Canada.

AK still has a few things we have not seen as does MK. The only thing at MK the kids have not see is the HoP. Which I have always thought as ho hum anyway.

I would guess about half of the attractions at WDW we have NOT been on or only have ridden once.

We have NEVER been to the water parks. Well, I went to River Country as a kid but we will not count that since it is a hulk at this point. :)

People just do not understand how BIG WDW is and how much there is to do. They think it is one park.

Later,
Dan

bkoehl
07-09-2011, 02:23 PM
It is my happy place.

This is what I say!

As previous posters have said, a lot of people vacation at the same place all the time and they never get "Don't you want to try new stuff/see something new?" I can pretty much guarantee I see and do more new things going to WDW than they do going to the casino or the beach!

stepdisney
07-09-2011, 02:39 PM
I don't understand the questions.:confused3....

That is my response. Most of the time I show a pictures of our vacation. One great picture in front of the castle, day or night, and I reel them in. One good trip on-site and they don't ask the puzzling question any more.

:thumbsup2

Iceman13
07-09-2011, 02:52 PM
I tell people "If my family ever gets tired or bored with WDW, then we will stop going, but until then we will go as often as we can."

As others have said, there are many other things we do multiple times that don't have as much to do as Disney does, but people don't seem to have a problem with these destinations. This includes the zoo, various museums, traveling to Chicago (Miracle Mile), lakeside cabin, etc.

mmforme2009
07-09-2011, 03:08 PM
My daughter was like this and even tried to put her foot down when she got older and said she didn't want to go each year anymore.....I thought I raised her better :rotfl::rotfl::rotfl:

Until I was planning the trip without her! She quickly changed her mind and has been back each year since.....no complaints either :thumbsup2

maidenfairy
07-09-2011, 03:08 PM
People have quit asking me why. I think they are sick of hearing about our great trips.

Mickeyflower
07-09-2011, 04:31 PM
I just smile when people used to ask me that. It is my happy place. You should have heard the comments when I said I was moving to FL. But that didn't stop me.

I like to think if everyone knew how great Disney was it would be super crowded. It's ok if everyone doesn't understand Disney. :)


You are absolutely right! Different strokes for different folks. I think My next response may be : BECAUSE I LIKE MY DUST PIXIE-FIED OKAY!!!

kaligal
07-09-2011, 04:41 PM
"I feel like it."
"I want to."

However, people who rudely grill me are not people with whom I continue to speak. I don't feel the need to come up with replies. Why bother?

DeaverTex
07-09-2011, 05:38 PM
I suspect it's envy. For some, it's envy of your having a place to go where you have a good time in general. For others, it's envy of going to WDW specifically, 'cause not everyone can afford it. Or at least, not everyone sees the necessary costs and/or sacrifices as being worth the trip.

prazdance
07-10-2011, 12:45 AM
I don't understand the questions.:confused3....

That is my response. Most of the time I show a pictures of our vacation. One great picture in front of the castle, day or night, and I reel them in. One good trip on-site and they don't ask the puzzling question any more.

:thumbsup2

Soooooo, THAT'S WHY we're going for the first time next month!? Those PICTURES you showed me @ Thanksgiving! :eek: We've been SABATOGED... and I LOVE IT!!! :lmao:

DrMomof3
07-10-2011, 06:54 AM
My response is that, for a family of 5 with young kids, there are few places we can go and get the same quality vacation at that price. Travel from NY to Orlando is easy and usually affordable. As much as we complain about the price increase at Disney, the cost of Atlantis, Beaches Turks and Caicos, or Club Med is almost twice the cost of Disney. Even Disney haters usually understand that!
I also explain that we try to do different things each trip - a new resort, new restaurants, new activities - and as our kids get older and taller there are new opportunities available.

Amanda

Disney Dad Canada
07-10-2011, 08:16 AM
My answer is usually "how much new has been built at your cottage lately?".

DVC is my cottage.

The_Alice
07-10-2011, 01:58 PM
I usually respond that no one questions when families go back year after year to the same beach, lake, resort, area etc. People enjoy familiarity but also trying new things, so to each their own. We also go to other cities and try new things with our boys, so it's not like they NEVER experience anything but Disney.

For some reason Disney is lost on some people, and that's ok. sitting on a beach ALL day sounds boring and is lost on me too. But I would also never presume to ask someone why they would want to do that in a rude manner.

BriarRosie
07-10-2011, 11:46 PM
I tend to ask the people what they like to do on vacation.

"I like to golf."
Walt Disney World has a handful of different courses, and they've held PGA tour events there.

"I like to fish."
You can charter a fishing excursion.

"I like to zip around on my boat."
There are several places within WDW you can rent various watercraft.

"I like to go camping."
You can do that at Fort Wilderness. And you can toast s'mores at a campfire, sing songs with visits from Chip and Dale and watch a Disney movie by the stars.

I figure the only vacations I can't argue my point against are specific city (or region) destination vacations that people have never visited before. Or casinos, since you can't gamble at Disney. The Disney argument makes the most sense when you compare it to a "repeat visit destination" vacation.

disneyholic family
07-11-2011, 03:09 AM
argghhhhhhhhhh - i just got it yesterday at a reunion of summer camp girlfriends...

as it happens, one of them is going to WDW this summer for the first time....for only 4 days :eek: :eek: :eek:

so they asked me, "how long are you going for?"

"14 days"

you should have seen the look of horror on all their faces....

of course, none of them have been to WDW....

one had been to hong kong disney - and said, "oh I was at Disneyworld in Hong Kong and i saw EVERYTHING in one day"

i didn't bother correcting her or answering with the obvious answer..

then another chimed in, "oh I was at eurodisney many years ago and saw EVERYTHING there in one day"

again, no response from me.

they asked again - "how many days?"

"14"

"you going to miami?"

"no, just disney world"

you should have seen their faces - a picture's worth a thousand words..

whatever....i didn't bother responding beyond that.....but inside i was laughing....

GaRain
07-11-2011, 10:11 AM
I always tell them that I do something new everytime. And I usually do....like on my last trip, I took the Wild Africa Trek tour - loved it!

siouxi31
07-11-2011, 10:37 AM
My response usually depends on who is asking and how they ask.

I have a friend who goes to Door County Wisconsin about 3x/ summer every year and to Las Vegas 1x/year. She asked me why I go to Disney World so much. When she went, she really didn't like it.

I told her that we found a place in the world that makes us happy. We feel comfortable there and at home. I added on that I went to Las Vegas and didn't feel the need to return as it wasn't for me. Then I pointed out, nicely, how her family repeats the same vacations as well, just in a different way. Hopefully we find the thing that makes us tick in life.

Someone else said my kids were lucky to go often. I said "My kids are lucky that they get to come with me while I visit my happy place. I do it for me, not for them." LOL!

OllieDannyandMe
07-11-2011, 10:45 AM
I get this ALL THE TIME, as I'm sure all of do. Sometimes, oddly enough, it stumps me. I don't really know how to answer. Some of my responses:

"I LOVE the feeling I get every time I walk through the turn style"
"It's more than an amusement park to me. I love the atmosphere"
"DUH, because it's FUUUN"

How do you all respond to this question when you get it?

Usually, I tell them that I cannot get enough of Disney, and most of the time, they let it drop.

I think, like others have said, that many of them are jealous.

When I read your initial question this morning, though, I did come up with a reply. I would say, "I have seen it ALL 3X's over at home, too, and I keep going back there."

Disney is my home--why wouldn't I want to keep going back! :dance3:

WaltD4Me
07-11-2011, 10:45 AM
I have never quite understood why this question bothers people. There are alot of vacation choices that I don't understand. You could explain camping to me 1,000 times and I still wouldn't get it. I don't get upset when people ask me why I am going to WDW again and I don't defend either...unless the person is sincere in asking...why bother? Just like I know I will never understand camping, I know there are people who will never understand Disney. :confused3

Cin
07-11-2011, 10:46 AM
Anyone that knows me knows I love Disney and all things Disney, so they wouldn't dare even question my need to return. But yeah, DH did after we got back from his 1st trip to WDW and I was already planning my next visit... silly DH. I shared with him a long list of unseens and undones at WDW and after seeing a Disney video on the travel channel and asking me, "Why didn't WE see that?!" numerous times he's starting to get it. Just like Pooh, silly old bear. Some people get it, some people don't. I just smile knowingly and try to contain my excitement, after all WDW is my favorite topic of conversation.

Yeti77
07-11-2011, 11:15 AM
Soooooo, THAT'S WHY we're going for the first time next month!? Those PICTURES you showed me @ Thanksgiving! :eek: We've been SABATOGED... and I LOVE IT!!! :lmao:

Your FIRST trip? I'm so envious. I was 30 on my first visit and it truly surpassed my overly-inflated expectations. That was four years ago and my wife and I just made our sixth trip this past May. Have a great time!

hockeymomNS
07-11-2011, 11:23 AM
I use the "different strokes for different folks" line. Maybe it is a Canadian thing (especially the east coast), but I just politely tell them that it is an addiction that some of us get and some of us don't. Not unlike those that like to camp, fish, or beach vacation. It carries more sentiment and emotion for me than other vacation choices, and since we live so far and can only go every 2nd or 3rd year (not often by some standards), I have great memories of time spent alone in a fantasy world with my family, just having fun.
I am also the local Disney vacation expert, so sometimes these comments and responses get people second guessing their opinions.
When you speak from the heart, it is hard to criticize an honest opinion.

sayhello
07-11-2011, 11:24 AM
I'm happy to say I don't remember ever being asked that question!!! :goodvibes

Sayhello

The_Alice
07-11-2011, 11:30 AM
What I find interesting is when I spoke with MIL about her recent trip (she was at the Contemporary for a conference) she had an extra day so she went to Epcot. She proclaimed it a "waste of space". Even though she LOVES gardening and went during Flower and Garden Festival (she didn't know about the workshops). She loves shopping, wine and culture cuisine, didn't even go into the countries, just walked on by.

So, I wonder how much of this is people thinking they've "seen enough" when in all reality they missed SO MUCH it boggles the mind. I just let her believe it to be a waste of space, because I reasoned it wasn't worth pulling back the curtain to show her all of the things she missed (I would've been there longer than I wanted to be), but my DH looked at me when we got in the car and just shook his head and laughed thinking of all the money spending opportunities his mother missed.

Halloweenqueen
07-11-2011, 11:40 AM
A) It's none of your freaking business where I vacation.

B) Think of it as my "beach house" or my "mountain cabin by the lake".

C) Because I can. Jealous?

D)Yes, I've seen everything three times, but in certain circles, that makes me an amateur.

Take your pick!

:thumbsup2

I get this from a friend all the time. This same friend goes to the same ski resort most weekends during winter. I tell her, "don't you get tired going down the same hill over and over?" :upsidedow

Cherinva
07-11-2011, 02:34 PM
I get this a lot...every time I'm planning a trip.....I used to explain, but I've given up....those that ask just don't get it...they don't have the Disney gene...

My usual responses are:

Yup
It's my happy place...I can go there and feel like a kid again
Because I LOVE Disney and I can't get enough

My most recent (and new favorite)...Disney holds my heart

dixiegirl
07-12-2011, 10:14 AM
I used to get this alot - now after 15 years of trips I think most people know where I'm going on vacation. I don't usually give a reason why - it's none of their business.

I did have one not so liked coworker who asked, "How can you possibly find enough things to do at Disney every year?" and I honestly couldn't resist answering her. Keep in mind that she not only travels to the Jersey shore EVERY weekend but also owns a house down there and spends her longer vacations there as well. And so when asked I said, "I'd rather go there than waste my money at the shore."

'Nuff said - she never asked again.

mommyceratops
07-12-2011, 10:54 AM
A) It's none of your freaking business where I vacation.

B) Think of it as my "beach house" or my "mountain cabin by the lake".

C) Because I can. Jealous?

D)Yes, I've seen everything three times, but in certain circles, that makes me an amateur.

Take your pick!

:cool1: I think I want to get a tattoo of C :wizard: Because I can. Jealous? :cutie: Ok maybe not a tattoo but my new slogan! As I plan our next trip back!

Pipser
07-12-2011, 11:32 AM
I'm 32 and only took my first trip to the world last year :goodvibes I always had a deep desire to go but....well to be honest finances wouldn't allow it. After that trip though I know that I am now a certified Disney freak and I can't wait to go back :cool1:

Even after only 1 trip I get asked this question and my response....."There are people who have been 10-20 times and still haven't seen and done everything so how I am supposed to have done it in just 1 trip?" :confused3

Anyway I am trying to see how I can make another trip back home....maybe not this year or even next year but it will happen. That much I know :)

wdw71
07-12-2011, 11:38 AM
People don't even ask me where I'm going anymore, they know:)

kahblue
07-12-2011, 11:39 AM
For me it's easy: because we can't vacation anywhere where Justin is so well taken care of. My 14 year old has Down syndrome and ASD. He's low functioning, only eats soft and pureed food and gets pushed around in his stroller/wheelchair (he can walk but he takes FOREVER!).

Justin rides almost everything, he loves the characters, the table restaurants puree his food (eats better there than at home - LOL!) and we get to spend quality time as family doing things together for 10 days (I also have an 11 year old son).

Since we go every year, we know what we don't want to do, the hotels are cheap, we eat until we almost burst and we can really relax and enjoy ourselves. As long as my 11 year doesn't get tired of it we'll continue to go - no matter the cost - since it definitely enriches our lives and Justin's :)

I also tell people that if they want to take Justin on their trip to Disney, they may not have to wait in long lines..........LOL!

prazdance
07-15-2011, 09:11 PM
Your FIRST trip? I'm so envious. I was 30 on my first visit and it truly surpassed my overly-inflated expectations. That was four years ago and my wife and I just made our sixth trip this past May. Have a great time!

Thanks Yeti, I know it'll be a magical time for us, too, no matter WHAT our age! We are sooo excited!!!! :cool1:

mnra
07-18-2011, 02:47 PM
I also call it my happy place. I recently got married their and had 19 people in our group. some first timers, some that had been before and some veterans like me and my kids. It was a wonderful time and one group of the first timers really understood the magic in it. Other first timers would rather sit in the room and watch tv. To each his own I feel. I can;t wait for my next trip and I always feel sad when i leave the park for the last time during the current trip. I have been out west and east and south and will see alaska this year and insist my kids she things other then disney but for me it is a place to relax and enjoy and undo the stress of work. I never get tired of going and never will. I will be their 4 times this year and look forward to eat trip

FireDancer
07-18-2011, 09:26 PM
If the only place I ever went was Disney I would understand the question. I would never want to go to the same place every time I went on vacation and not see anywhere else. This is true of Disney, Myrtle Beach, The Poconos, or any other destination that people tend to visit over and over again.

It is a great big world and an even bigger country and I want to see as much of it as I can. I do get to other places/cities 4 or 5 times a year (as you can tell once I get my signature back) but I still never really get tired of Disney.

I do usually make Disney trips around events either at Disney or other places in FL so my answer is easy:

"Well, I'm going down for <whatever> anyway so why not add a day or two at the parks while I'm there".